School of Arts & Humanities
Critical Thinking, Professional Skills, Empathy
The English major isn’t just for those who love reading or those who want to teach English. The English major, at its core, is about critical thinking, strong communication, research and writing skills, and empathy, traits which are always in high demand. Our majors go on to law school, to publishing houses, medical school, ministry, doctoral training, teaching, and much more. Our majors have secured spots in top graduate schools such as the University of Chicago, Yale, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, and George Mason University. An English major can help you stand out in a sea of qualified candidates.
Milligan English Faculty
Dr. Blouin, Dr. Walker Edin, and Dr. Hoover bring enthusiasm and expertise to the classroom, but they also bring warmth and genuine concern for their students. This spring, Dr. Walker Edin will present at the national MLA conference, Dr. Blouin celebrates the publication of his next book, and Dr. Hoover’s poetry will appear in a new journal. Learn more about our faculty »
Milligan English Major News
Check out some of the great things happening in the English area.
Megan N. Fontenot (’16)
Megan N. Fontenot graduated with an English major in 2016 and completed her M.A. in Literature at Michigan State in May 2019. She is beginning a Ph.D. this fall and has recently published some great work on Middle Earth. Check it out below.
New English Internships Available
We are excited to announce some new internship possibilities, beginning with an editorial position for The Phoenix, Milligan’s literary magazine.
English Council Launches in 2020
We are excited to launch our new English Council in 2020. All English majors are invited to participate, and majors who maintain a 3.75 gpa are invited to leadership positions. The EC will mentor incoming freshman majors, help plan social and professional English events on campus, and provide insight to faculty about English curriculum. More information coming soon!
Graduates of Milligan’s English program go on to teach in public and private schools and colleges (with additional study), to do graduate work in English and related fields, to study law, to work as journalists, editors, and public relations officers, to study library science/information technology, to study theology, and to work in marketing, customer assistance, and other aspects of the business world.
Milligan’s English major prepares students for graduate work in English and related fields, to study law, to work as journalists, editors, and public relations officers, to study library science/information technology, to study theology, and to work in marketing, customer assistance, and other aspects of the business world. Many English majors also train to become English teachers in secondary or post-secondary careers. The English major is available as a B.A. or minor. An emphasis is available in writing.
As an English major at Milligan, you’ll learn to:
- read literature with appreciation, understanding, and a developing critical sophistication
- write clear and effective literary criticism and analysis
- acquire a knowledge base to pursue additional education or to obtain gainful employment
View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan College Catalog (link below). The Milligan College academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.